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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
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Awesome Wreck Dive!

'Nuff said. Put this one on your bucket list if you're at all interested in wreck diving. It's a bit of an aggressive dive, so you really need an Advanced certification if you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

'Nuff said. Put this one on your bucket list if you're at all interested in wreck diving. It's a bit of an aggressive dive, so you really need an Advanced certification if you want to see anything below the first deck, but it is well preserved and big enough that you will want to dive it quite a few times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

The water was on the cool side and unfortunately the air temperature even more We dived this wreck with southpoint divers. Just four of us and a guide and we had this vast wreck to ourselves The visibility was clear. If you're a diver and in the area then you must visit here

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

depth of dives about 110 ft. 70 degreed. 30 to 40 ft visibility slight current. very good dive with ropes going down to dive. some fish but they were not there the day we went. nice intact wreck. large compartments easy in and out.

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Box Elder, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

I dove on the Vandenberg three times while in Key West in Feb/Mar 2014. It is the best wreck I have ever dove on. The visibility is consistently good and the ability to safely penetrate parts of the ship are ideal. Make sure you get a picture swimming in one of the radar dishes!

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We went out with Captains Corner -- good shop. Seas were predicted to be 5 ft, but we got perhaps 2. Minimal current, but probably 30 ft of visibility. We spent our time touring the decks, which are unusual mostly because of the two big satellite arrays. We really didn't see much in terms of life, but that might have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

If you have the advanced/ deep/ overhead environment qualifications to go past 60' It is a great dive. Unless you are only into the macro lifeforms, this wreck can take 3 or more days to complete. I always find something new & I've been diving it since it was a new wreck.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We booked a wreck diver over a week in advance and were shocked when it was cancelled at 9:00 PM the evening before our scheduled dive. It appears the dive companies need the tourists from the cruise ships to fill their dive slots and visitors who fly or take a car only fill "extra" slots. Bottom line is to not... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Did a double afternoon dip on the Vandy last October and we were the only dive boat moored there! WOW is all I can say, my non diving buddy that I was with asked me how it was and all I could say is "I'm speechless" I was diving with a guide and we were on Nitrox so we spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

The staff at Finz was excellent and accomodating. They made arrangements for me to do a refresher the day before the dive. The only snafu was that part of the group was over and hour late and put us behind. Even though we were the first to the Vandenberg. The predive briefing was excellent. The dive was excellent. A wreck... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

This is a great dive. Lots of history and great to see such a beautiful ship repurposed not once, but twice now for everyone to enjoy. Try to get a double-dip on this one and you will still not see everything. Good for both newer divers as well as more advanced divers.

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